It doesn’t take a genius to realise that something has changed at Elland Road since the start of the season. Maybe the new manager effect has worn off or maybe injuries are kicking in, but Marcelo Bielsa is determined to solve the issue. His comments in yesterday’s press conference, that you can read on The YEP’s website, have had fans talking as the Argentine has questioned his side’s football.
Are there problems with Leeds United’s football, despite the fact they could go top of the table again tonight? Marcelo Bielsa thinks so – and a 15-minute answer yesterday proved it:https://t.co/K5CKdBZ0PK
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 24, 2018
So far, Bielsa has been everything that the Leeds fans have wanted. The 63-year-old has won big games and got his side playing football that six months ago the fans would have deemed impossible with their current crop of players. However, Bielsa’s side have failed to score more than once in the last five games they’ve played and the fact that they’ve managed just ten points from their last available 24 shows that something isn’t quite right.
When breaking down the numbers, Bielsa looks to have worked out the issue after pondering the Blackburn defeat. The former Argentina boss claimed that he felt his side played ut from the back and got into the final third really well at Ewood Park, but the poor final ball and lack of efficiency in front of goal let them down, and if any of the Leeds fans have learnt anything from Bielsa since his appointment, that’s something that he’ll put right sooner rather than later.
You can read The Whites’ thoughts on Bielsa’s comments here:
Interesting read, my overwhelming feeling is we’re not pressing the oppos high up the pitch as we were at the beginning of the season, winning the ball back in then attacking half.
— Keith Simon (@Keithsimon1973) October 24, 2018
Basically need to finish better.
— Tony D. (@tonypdickinson) October 24, 2018
Final third. And been too slow and predictable from playing out from the back
— GARFORTH WHITE RAFDAD (@1970Garforth) October 24, 2018
We have a small squad which is nowhere near the best in the championship. Add to that 4 or 5 injuries/suspensions to first team players for the last 5 weeks then it's an outstanding effort to be where we are. When everyone is back and been in the team a few games we'll be flying.
— Jez Wootton (@jezemondo) October 24, 2018
While nice to watch when in practise, has #bielsaball become too predictable?
— Jamie Nut (@jamie_nut) October 24, 2018
Need to hit target more or get striker in who can
— Paul Cartwright (@v6_paul) October 24, 2018
Regaining our early season intensity should be enough to start winning more 50/50 balls no matter who we are playing but that intensity clearly wasn’t there Saturday #lufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) October 24, 2018
Isn't he here to sort it out.
— christo (@christomofo) October 24, 2018
Whilst the fans all have their theories as to why it’s not all smooth sailing, they all trust in Bielsa to sort the issue.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!